Following on from my previous post about the LED light units I have been working on for Lucas 564 rear lamps, I am pleased to announce that these are now available to buy online in the new Matchless Clueless store!
The LED arrays are available in both 6 and 12 volt versions which are each designed to take optimum advantage of the amount of volts available from the respective electrical system to maximise efficient and minimise power consumption.
They are also compatible with both negative and positive earthed machines with integrated electronics to ‘correct’ the polarity automatically, so they can be installed irrespective of how your motorcycle is wired. There are just three wires to connect – the earth connection to the motorbikes frame, the tail light supply which comes on with the headlight and the brake light supply which comes on when you press one or other of the brakes.
You can view our range of LED light boards in the Matchless Clueless web store here:
>> Purchase LED light units for Lucas 564 rear lamp units <<
I’ve also put together a comprehensive installation guide which will guide you through step-by-step in fitting one of these LED light units to the existing Lucas 564 type rear lamp of your classic motorcycle. Mounting templates are also available to make it simple to align the circuit board within the lamp assembly for accurate locating and drilling of the two small holes which are used to attach the LED light board.
There are also a few options available for how to electrically connect the LED light board to your bikes existing tail and brake light supplies. The default option supplied as standard with all of the LED light kits is a simple three-wire connector which you can wire in as required.
Alternatively, I have also developed a range of plug-in connectors which simplify the installation process as they don’t require any rewiring. Instead they plug straight in to the bulb socket, just like a normal filament lamp. These are available in the BAY15D (most common offset pin), BA15D (alternative parallel pin) and BA15S (single contact plus separate brake light wire) types to cover the majority of possible set-ups. To ensure that you select the correct option for your particular bike, remove your current rear light bulb and have a look at the contacts and pins on the bulb base, then refer to this LED rear light connector options article.
I have a BSA WM20 with a reproduction Lucas L525 tail light. I’m hoping you will soon offer your plug-in LED light board for this tail light. Thanks for all the great information on the Matchless Clueless website.
Hi Tom. Thanks for your kind comments. A Matchless Clueless LED board is on the cards for the Lucas 525 rear light unit, but is a little way off being ready at the moment. Too many other projects have to take priority for now, but hopefully I’ll have something available by the end of the year. Watch this space (and make sure you have signed up for the notification email via the product page so I can let you know once they’re ready)!
Kind regards, James
That will be great, James! I’ll put a 525 light board on my Christmas wish list.